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Jean de la Fontaine
1709 2vol Fables Choisies Mises en vers Fontaine French Illustrated
Paris: Compagnie des Libraires. Click here to see our other books! Fables Choisies Mises en Vers Jean de la Fontaine 1709 Compagnie des Libraires : Paris 6.5" by 3" [5], 2-215; [7], 2-229, [3pp] SUMMARY Two volumes of Jean de la Fontaine's historic fables, here written in the original French, and adorned with head-pieces throughout. Illustrated,Leather Binding Overall Condition: Good This book weighs 0.75 KG when packed UK Postage: £ 3.99 US Postage: £ 19.99 EU Postage: £ 15.99 European Postage: £ 16.99 Asia Postage: £ 21.99 Worldwide Postage: £ 25.99 DESCRIPTION In two volumes, being Volumes I and II of a total of five volumes. Written in the original French. A collection of Fontaine's famous fables, which were collected from a wide variety of both Western and Eastern sources. Fontaine adapted the fables into French free verse. Some of the fables include 'The Acorn and the Pumpkin', 'The Tortoise and the Hare', and 'The Dog and the Wolf'. Illustrated throughout with headpieces to each fable. Jean de la Fontaine was best known for being a fabulist, and was one of the most popular and widely read French poets of his time, with his popularity still strong hundreds of years after his death. Prior owner's ink inscription to the front pastedowns, 'Margaret Emma Kenyon, Christmas Day, 1845'. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front free endpaper of Volume I, 'Auguste ...'. CONDITION In a full calf binding. Externally, sound. Cracks to the joints, resulting in a little strain to the hinges. Volume I is lacking a spine label. Light loss to the head and tail of the sp … [Click Below for Full Description]
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